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Table 3 Comparison of objective knowledge between fellowship interest and no fellowship interest

From: Associations between subspecialty fellowship interest and knowledge of internal medicine: A hypothesis-generating study of internal medicine residents

Objective Knowledge Percentile Score FI + FI - Unadjusted P-value+ Adjusted P-value*
  Mean (95% CI)* Mean (95% CI)*   
Overall Score 56.44 (37.26, 75.61) 31.67 (5.27, 58.07) <0.01 0.04
General Internal Medicine 48.47 (27.45, 69.50) 34.63 (5.68, 63.58) 0.09 0.27
Cardiology 58.09 (39.14, 77.05) 35.40 (9.30, 61.50) 0.02 0.05
Nephrology 52.04 (33.76, 70.33) 26.33 (1.16, 51.51) 0.01 0.02
Pulmonology 41.39 (22.18, 60.59) 20.09 (-6.36, 46.53) 0.03 0.07
Gastroenterology 45.22 (23.93, 66.50) 43.65 (14.35, 72.95) 0.62 0.90
Rheumatology 47.92 (28.30, 67.54) 35.62 (8.61, 62.63) 0.12 0.29
Inf. Diseases 44.72 (28.76, 60.68) 19.61 (-2.36, 41.58) 0.01 0.01
Hem/Onc 59.09 (39.13, 79.04) 28.38 (0.91, 55.85) <0.01 0.01
  1. + Two-sample T-test; (FI +) Fellowship Interest; (FI -) No Fellowship Interest
  2. * Analysis of Covariance (ANCOVA) adjusting for CMS, years since graduating, and previous training; Means are from adjusted analysis; PGY excluded from adjusted model because of correlation with fellowship interest